Sheriff’s Office Warns Businesses of 2 Recent Armed Robberies in west St. Mary

Detectives are investigating 2 armed robbery cases that occurred at businesses on the west side of St. Mary Parish. The first occurred at a sport’s bar on LA Highway 182 in Jeanerette last Sunday morning, August 27, 2017 at 4:00 am. The second occurred at a bar on LA Highway 182 in Franklin Tuesday evening September 5, 2017 at 11:58 pm. In both crimes, a male subject entered the establishments armed with a weapon and stole cash.

Detectives are investigating the crimes as possibly being related. Sheriff Mark Hebert advises all business owners and their employees to be aware of their surroundings and report  any suspicious activity or subjects immediately to 337-828-1960. If there is an emergency, dial 911.

Anyone with information on the crimes should contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office at 337-828-1960 or at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. Tips can be submitted anonymously by phone, email, and through the Sheriff’s Office website www.stmaryso.com.